Salary for Machinists

Also known as:  Automotive Machinist, CNC Machinist, Gear Machinist, Manual Lathe Machinist, Precision Machinist, Production Machinist, Tool Room Machinist

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Machinists install, operate, tend, and test a wide variety of machines and tools to produce instruments and parts. This occupation can be dangerous because it involves the frequent usage of power tools. To be considered for this position, vocational schooling or related experience is usually required. Once hired, an employer usually formally trains a new employee for one to two years.

A Machinist receives wages ranging between 24000 - 36000 based on experience and education levels. Machinists receive a wage of Thirty Nine Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Machinists make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they earn an average job salary of near $55270. These people receive the highest compensation in Public Administration, where they can receive job pay of $62060.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.54 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Machinists tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $62,060
Public Administration $56,800
Educational Services $55,060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $51,480
Information $47,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises $46,200
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $28,960
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,400
Wholesale Trade $36,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $39,400
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,560
Manufacturing $39,820
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